retail businesses

Retail businesses are some of the most difficult sectors to compete in. Learn how others get their products off the shelf.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
customer service

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.
insights and advice

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
cape town

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.
fashion businesses

Shoe No. 14

Bathu: Yoco Merchant #26 828

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
cape town

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.
cape town

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Ubuntu Baba: Yoco Merchant #12 119

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.
retail businesses

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

When Jean Botha wanted to grow Ultimate Bike, his shop for bike parts, he turned to Yoco Capital to get funding he needed. Here’s his story.

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
events

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

We’re excited to introduce the very first Yoco Pop Up Store in Maponya Mall in Soweto. See how we got the store up and running.

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
retail businesses

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

We recently opened the first Yoco store. Here’s how we went about it and what we learned (and are still learning) along the way.

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Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

A pic of the guys at Colombo Coffee in Durban in an article about motivating your employees.

Motivating your employees in busy times

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets